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$20,000 Marathon Match: Language Recognition MM #2 is Coming!

By wwwtc In Uncategorized

Posted September 3rd, 2015

Language. It remains one of the final barriers in our ability to openly and freely communicate with every single person on our planet. Perhaps it’s why we all love code so much :). Yet, we of course aspire to further erode barriers to communication, so that we can all speak to one another, regardless of our native tongue. And the best part, it might just be your code that helps us get there!

Recently, we ran a language recognition marathon match aimed at predicting whether it was English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish being spoken in 10 second audio files. We encourage you to review the previous challenge linked above to provide you with additional detail.

Having obtained strong results, we’re running a larger contest involving approximately 175 spoken languages from all over the world. We’re excited for this challenge, and we hope you are as well.

The contest is anticipated to begin on Monday, September 14th, and we’re happy to report a robust prize purse of $20,000 can be rewarded. Are you ready for it?

Yes. Oui. はい. Ja. 是的. Tak. हाँ. Da. Iya nih. Vαί.

Great… we’re ready for you! Please be on the lookout for this exciting new MM – coming soon!